Microbes Benefit More Than Just the Gut

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that healthy sinuses are populated by a diverse population of bacteria, including Lactobacillus species. Study author Susan Lynch discusses whether a microbial spray might be a good cure for the sniffles.

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Susan Lynch

Susan Lynch is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.